Title Mass mortality and its control in the larval rearing of brachyuran crabs: Implications for mass culture techniques of phyllosoma larvae
Authers Katsuyuki HAMASAKI, Takayuki KOGANE, Keisuke MURAKAMI, Tadao JINBO, Shigeki DAN
Keywords Brachyuran crabs, seed production, larval rearing, mass mortality, behaviour, phyllosoma
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No. 20, 39-43, 2007
Larval mass mortality has been reported during the large scale seed production of brachyuran crabs in Japan, but rearing larvae of brachyuran crabs is relatively easy in small vessels. In this paper, we discuss the gaps between rearing methods of larval snow crabs using large tanks and small vessels, and show the results of a preliminary study to control the mass mortality of snow crab larvae in large tanks. Based on these results, we identify the direction for research on the mass culture of phyllosoma larvae of the Japanese spiny lobster Panurilus japonicus.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull20/05.pdf